Gatlin Family History

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Gatlin Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; probably a variant of Catlin or Gadling, a nickname from Old English gœdeling ‘kinsman’, ‘companion’, but also ‘low fellow’. Possibly an altered spelling of German Göttling, from a Germanic personal name formed with god ‘god’ or god ‘good’ + -ling suffix of affiliation, or, like Gättling (of which this may also be an altered form), a nickname from Middle High German getlinc ‘companion’, ‘kinsman’. Compare 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Matlin, Maslin, Gaulin, Gamlin, Gatling, Catlin, Fallin, Kaelin

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Gatlin Family Origin

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Gatlin Family Occupations

What did your Gatlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Fruit Trader Costermongar and Dress Machinist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gatlin. 50% of Gatlin men worked as a Fruit Trader Costermongar and 50% of Gatlin women worked as a Dress Machinist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gatlin were Fruiters Greengrocer and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Fruit Trader Costermongar
    50%
  • Fruiters Greengrocer
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Dress Machinist
    50%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gatlin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Gatlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gatlin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 762 immigration records available for the last name Gatlin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Gatlin. For the veterans among your Gatlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gatlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Gatlin lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gatlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gatlin in 1941 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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